Barons tie for GACC lead with road win

The Brewton-Parker College men's basketball team put itself in a three-way tie midway through the Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference schedule with a 71-63 win Monday night over Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

The win was the Barons' fourth straight and put them into a deadlock for the GACC lead with Faulkner University (Ala.) and Southern Polytechnic State University with 7-2 conference records.

"We had 14 steals, and I thought our defense won the game," said Brewton-Parker coach Steve Barker, whose team also held the Hurricanes to 30 percent shooting from the floor and 48 percent free-throw shooting.

"We went in there knowing that if we won we would be tied for first. I felt we showed some maturity and were focused on what we needed to do. We had just 11 turnovers, and that's fantastic on the road."

Junior post Hector Solano led the Barons (14-9 overall) with 19 points, hitting 8 of 13 shots, and eight rebounds.

"Hector hasn't been as intense as we need him to be, and he really picked it up," Barker said.

Senior guard Gabe Bubon followed with 16 points, while sophomore guard Tre Hill made six assists and sophomore guard Toms Lokmanis fueled the defense with four steals.

Junior guard Rich Borgos led Georgia Southwestern (11-11, 4-5 GACC) with 19 points to match Solano for game-high scoring honors.

The Barons, whose next game is Thursday at home against Shorter College at 8 p.m., play host to Southern Polytech on Saturday at 4 p.m.